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HSakols

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Migrating photos from one catalog to another
« on: February 02, 2016, 09:53:53 pm »

On an older external hard drive I have rediscovered a catalog that contains a number of photos that are missing from my present main catalog. I'm thinking that I will just go to my main catalog and import the old catalog and associated photos which amount to about 22,000. I just need to make sure that I don't import duplicates.  Would this be the best way to ensure that I have everything from my old catalog?  Any advice before I proceed would be appreciated.  The old drive is usb 2 so I imagine the process will take some time.   
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Re: Migrating photos from one catalog to another
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 02:16:57 am »

In the to be imported catalogs, I did move all my collections into a collection group starting with Z-.
So then they are tidy at one place amongst all the other collections in you big catalog. And you can move them as a group. Obviously, you want to move the originals to a new place upon importing the catalog.
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Re: Migrating photos from one catalog to another
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 01:28:57 pm »

Thank you. 
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